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Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing

Jacob Goldstein · Hachette Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Money only works because we all agree to believe in it. In Money, Jacob Goldstein shows how money is a useful fiction that has shaped societies for thousands of years, from the rise of coins in ancient Greece to the first stock market in Amsterdam to the emergence of shadow banking in the 21st...
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Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

Anne Helen Petersen · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Do you feel like your life is an endless to-do list? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram because you're too exhausted to pick up a book? Are you mired in debt, or feel like you work all the time, or feel pressure to take whatever gives you joy and turn it into...
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A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement

Ernest Freeberg · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In Gilded Age America, people and animals lived cheek-by-jowl in environments that were dirty and dangerous to man and beast alike. The industrial city brought suffering, but it also inspired a compassion for animals that fueled a controversial anti-cruelty movement. From the center of these...
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Outside the Box: How Globalization Changed from Moving Stuff to Spreading Ideas

Marc Levinson · Princeton University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Globalization has profoundly shaped the world we live in, yet its rise was neither inevitable nor planned. It is also one of the most contentious issues of our time. While it may have made goods less expensive, it has also sent massive flows of money across borders and shaken the global...
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The Riddle of the Rosetta: How an English Polymath and a French Polyglot Discovered the Meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Jed Z. Buchwald · Princeton University Press
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

In 1799, a French Army officer was rebuilding the defenses of a fort on the banks of the Nile when he discovered an ancient stele fragment bearing a decree inscribed in three different scripts. So begins one of the most familiar tales in Egyptology -- that of the Rosetta Stone and the decipherment...
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Hitler: Downfall: 1939-1945

Volker Ullrich · Knopf
Pages: 848
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939--a riveting account of the dictator's final years, when he got the war he wanted but his leadership led to catastrophe for his nation, the world, and himself. In the summer of 1939 Hitler was at the zenith of his power. The Nazis had consolidated...
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The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer

Jennet Conant · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, the cover-up, and how one American Army doctor's discovery led to the development of the first drug to combat cancer, known today as chemotherapy.On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari,...
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Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece

Paul Cartledge · Abrams Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Among the extensive writing available about the history of ancient Greece, there is precious little about the city-state of Thebes. At one point the most powerful city in ancient Greece, Thebes has been long overshadowed by its better-known rivals, Athens and Sparta. In Thebes: The Forgotten...
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All About the Story: News, Power, Politics, and the Washington Post

Leonard Downie Jr · PublicAffairs
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In 1964, as a 22-year-old Ohio State graduate with working-class Cleveland roots and a family to support, Len Downie landed an internship with the Washington Post. He would become a pioneering investigative reporter, news editor, foreign correspondent, and managing editor, before succeeding...
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Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The latest installment of the multimillion-selling Killing series is a gripping journey through the American West and the historic clashes between Native Americans and settlers. The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It's 1811 and President James Madison has ordered...
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